Filename changes when Metop-B becomes operational on 24 April

On 24 April 2013 at 12:00 UTC, Metop-B will become operational. All products, currently distributed in pre-operational mode, will have their filenames changed to reflect this.

Thursday, 18 April 2013

All products, currently distributed in pre-operational mode, will have their filenames changed to reflect this. This table lists the changes in filenames.

Note: Metop-B IASI L2 products and the AVHRR Polar Winds are currently distributed in trial mode and the ATOVS L2 products are not available yet. These are, therefore, not listed in the table.

For the products that are also distributed on the GTS-RMDCN, the bulletin headers will have CCCC = ‘EUMP’ (instead of ‘EUMC’).

At the same time, the filenames of all BUFR products from Metop-A distributed on EUMETCast and on the GTS-RMDCN will have ‘EUMP’ changed to ‘EUMC’.

Example for GRAS L1 product from Metop-A:
Current filename:
W_XX-EUMETSAT-Darmstadt,SOUNDING+SATELLITE,METOPA+GRAS_C_EUMP_20110701090858_00101_eps_o_thn_l1.bin
New filename from 24/04/2013:
W_XX-EUMETSAT-Darmstadt,SOUNDING+SATELLITE,METOPA+GRAS_C_EUMC_20110701090858_00101_eps_o_thn_l1.bin

Our EO Portal is currently being updated to include registration for the Metop-B products. In the meantime, users wishing to receive these products via EUMETCast should register with our User Service Helpdesk.

Current and new filenames

Current filenames and the new filenames of the Metop-B products distributed on EUMETCast in pre-operational mode
Product Example filename (current) Example filename (from 24/04/2013)
GRAS L1 GRAS_xxx_1B_M01_20121030104703Z_20121030105043Z_N_C_20121030121901Z.bz2 [PFS]
W_XX-EUMETSAT-Darmstadt,SOUNDING+SATELLITE,METOPB+GRAS_C_EUMC_20121030105043_00608_eps_t_thn_l1.bin [BUFR]
GRAS_xxx_1B_M01_20121030104703Z_20121030105043Z_N_O_20121030121901Z.bz2 [PFS]
W_XX-EUMETSAT-Darmstadt,SOUNDING+SATELLITE,METOPB+GRAS_C_EUMP_20121030105043_00608_eps_o_thn_l1.bin [BUFR]
AVHRR L1 AVHR_xxx_1B_M01_20121113134003Z_20121113134303Z_N_C_20121113151501Z.bz2 AVHR_xxx_1B_M01_20121113134003Z_20121113134303Z_N_O_20121113151501Z.bz2
AMSU-A L1 W_XX-EUMETSAT-Darmstadt,SOUNDING+SATELLITE,METOPB+AMSUA_C_EUMC_20121113134621_00808_eps_t_l1.bin W_XX-EUMETSAT-Darmstadt,SOUNDING+SATELLITE,METOPB+AMSUA_C_EUMP_20121113134621_00808_eps_o_l1.bin
HIRS L1 W_XX-EUMETSAT-Darmstadt,SOUNDING+SATELLITE,METOPB+HIRS_C_EUMC_20121113133953_00808_eps_t_l1.bin W_XX-EUMETSAT-Darmstadt,SOUNDING+SATELLITE,METOPB+HIRS_C_EUMP_20121113133953_00808_eps_o_l1.bin
MHS L1 W_XX-EUMETSAT-Darmstadt,SOUNDING+SATELLITE,METOPB+MHS_C_EUMC_20121113134549_00808_eps_t_l1.bin W_XX-EUMETSAT-Darmstadt,SOUNDING+SATELLITE,METOPB+MHS_C_EUMP_20121113134549_00808_eps_o_l1.bin
ASCAT L1 ASCA_SZR_1B_M01_20121113132701Z_20121113132959Z_N_C_20121113150948Z.bz2
ASCA_SZO_1B_M01_20121113133003Z_20121113133259Z_N_C_20121113151217Z.bz2
W_XX-EUMETSAT-Darmstadt,SOUNDING+SATELLITE,METOPB+ASCAT_C_EUMC_20121113132701_00808_eps_t_125_l1.bin
W_XX-EUMETSAT-Darmstadt,SOUNDING+SATELLITE,METOPB+ASCAT_C_EUMC_20121113133003_00808_eps_t_250_l1.bin
ASCA_SZR_1B_M01_20121113132701Z_20121113132959Z_N_O_20121113150948Z.bz2
ASCA_SZO_1B_M01_20121113133003Z_20121113133259Z_N_O_20121113151217Z.bz2
W_XX-EUMETSAT-Darmstadt,SOUNDING+SATELLITE,METOPB+ASCAT_C_EUMP_20121113132701_00808_eps_o_125_l1.bin
W_XX-EUMETSAT-Darmstadt,SOUNDING+SATELLITE,METOPB+ASCAT_C_EUMP_20121113133003_00808_eps_o_250_l1.bin
GOME-2 L1 GOME_xxx_1B_M01_20130130223558Z_20130130223858Z_N_C_20130131000407Z.bz2 GOME_xxx_1B_M01_20130130223558Z_20130130223858Z_N_O_20130131000407Z.bz2
IASI L1 W_XX-EUMETSAT-Darmstadt,SOUNDING+SATELLITE,METOPB+IASI_C_EUMC_20130130101458_01914_eps_t_l1.bin
W_XX-EUMETSAT-Darmstadt,SOUNDING+SATELLITE,METOPB+IASI_C_EUMC_20130130101458_01914_eps_t_red_l1.bin
W_XX-EUMETSAT-Darmstadt,SOUNDING+SATELLITE,METOPB+IASI_C_EUMC_20130213043256_02110_eps_t_pcs_l1.bin
W_XX-EUMETSAT-Darmstadt,SOUNDING+SATELLITE,METOPB+IASI_C_EUMP_20130130101458_01914_eps_o_l1.bin
W_XX-EUMETSAT-Darmstadt,SOUNDING+SATELLITE,METOPB+IASI_C_EUMP_20130130101458_01914_eps_o_red_l1.bin
W_XX-EUMETSAT-Darmstadt,SOUNDING+SATELLITE,METOPB+IASI_C_EUMP_20130213043256_02110_eps_o_pcs_l1.bin
ASCAT L2 Soil Moisture W_XX-EUMETSAT-Darmstadt,SOUNDING+SATELLITE,METOPB+ASCAT_C_EUMC_20121121100901_00920_eps_t_250_ssm_l2.bin
W_XX-EUMETSAT-Darmstadt,SOUNDING+SATELLITE,METOPB+ASCAT_C_EUMC_20121121100901_00920_eps_t_125_ssm_l2.bin
W_XX-EUMETSAT-Darmstadt,SOUNDING+SATELLITE,METOPB+ASCAT_C_EUMP_20121121100901_00920_eps_o_250_ssm_l2.bin
W_XX-EUMETSAT-Darmstadt,SOUNDING+SATELLITE,METOPB+ASCAT_C_EUMP_20121121100901_00920_eps_o_125_ssm_l2.bin